Laura Linney is in talks to re-team with her "Kinsey" director Bill Condon on the Wikileaks project in development at DreamWorks Pictures. Shooting kicks off in Berlin and Iceland early next year.
Benedict Cumberbatch will play Assange, and James McAvoy is circling the role of Assange's former right-hand man Daniel Domscheit-Berg. [Source: The Wrap]
School For Santas
Working Title is developing the Richard Bean-penned holiday film "School For Santas" as a vehicle for actor James Corden.
The story follows a down-on-his-luck dad who needs to find his inner Father Christmas to win back his kids. Shooting will take place next year in New York and London. [Source: Deadline]
The 34th Battalion
Emilie De Ravin has joined the cast of Ian Sparke's "The 34th Battalion," the saga of an Australian Army unit that fought heroic battles with the Germans during World War I.
De Ravin will play the wife of Nick Farnell's character, one of the four main characters. Shooting is due to start in early 2013. [Source: Deadline]
That Burning Feeling
Tyler Labine, John Cho and Paulo Costanzo have joined Jason James' Canadian rom-com "That Burning Feeling" which starts shooting next week in Vancouver.
Costanzo is to play a real estate hotshot and confirmed bachelor who feels the burn of failed love. Nicolas Citton penned the script. [Source: THR